Look at this photograph, of the calm policeman who walked down the line, spraying each student, and then walked back and continued spraying. As one would spray bugs in the house. Utter and total disdain.
Watch that first minute and think how we'd react if we saw it coming from some riot-control unit in China, or in Syria. The calm of the officer who walks up and in a leisurely way pepper-sprays unarmed and passive people right in the face? We'd think: this is what happens when authority is unaccountable and has lost any sense of human connection to a subject population. That's what I think here.At least 50 years ago, they didn't have pepperspray. Then, they used firehoses.